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Essentials of Effective teaching: A guide for senior decision makers.

Updated: May 17

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ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE TEACHING I:

EFFECTIVE TEACHING FOR QUALITY LEARNING OUTCOMES


CONTENTS


1. Teaching Excellence


2. Principles of Good Quality Teaching

2.1. The principles

2.2. Instructional strategies

2.3. Properties of good quality teaching


3. Evaluating Teaching Excellence


4. Course Design, Development and Review


5. Course Planning and Delivery

5.1. Organising and planning of courses

5.2. Best practices


6. Assessment of Students’ Progress

6.1. Quality assurance assessments

6.2. Associated questions

6.3. Assessment issues

6.4. Feedback to students

6.5. Heeding student feedback


7. Measuring Student Satisfaction

7.1. Student opinion of the teaching of the course

7.2. Learning opportunities

7.3. Assessment and feedback

7.4. Academic support

7.5. Organisation and management

7.6. The Project Drafting Process


8. Measurement of Student and Graduate Outcomes

8.1. The preparation of students for their careers

8.2. Students’ opinions on their personal development whilst at university


9. Student and Graduate Outcomes

9.1. Student outcomes

9.2. Graduate Outcomes


Acknowledgements


ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE TEACHING II:

ESSENTIALS OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND CAPACITY BUILDING TO BOLSTER EFFICIENCY IN DELIVERING IMPROVED LEARNING OUTCOMES


CONTENTS


Introductory Note


1. Professional Development

1.1. Specialised areas of professional development

1.2. Further areas of professional development

1.3. Faculty and support-staff collaboration—Community of Practice

1.4. Action research

1.5. Mentoring of teachers

1.6. Performance appraisal

1.7. Performance appraisal report


2. Professional Learning

2.1. Comparison with professional development—professional development in practice

2.2. Professional learning—professional learning in practice

2.3. Examples of professional learning

2.4. Evaluating professional learning—its impact


3. Capacity Building

3.1. The importance of capacity building

3.2. Capacity building—its many forms

3.3. Capacity building—clarity of mission

3.4. Evaluation of capacity building


4. Improved Learning Outcomes

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Achieving improved learning outcomes

4.3. Management—teaching relationship

4.4. Improved learning outcomes


Acknowledgements



Introductory Note

Professional learning embodies many of the same ideas and goals of professional development. These notes will therefore begin with a section on professional development (§1) followed by a section on professional learning (§2).


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